Disaster Management

"The organization and management of resources and responsibilities to address response and recovery. This definition implies that disaster management comprises those activities conducted once a disaster has taken place and excludes those activities conducted before (prevention, mitigation, preparedness)." (UNOOSA, 2017)

“The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) was established in 2006 under the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). UN-SPIDER develops solutions to address the limited access developing countries have to specialized technologies that can be essential in the management of disasters and the reducing of disaster risks.

Remote sensing for Earth observation, satellite-based telecommunication and global navigation satellite systems contribute to more effective disaster risk management and emergency response. It is UN-SPIDER's mandate to enable developing countries to use all types of space-based information in all phases of the disaster management cycle including prevention, preparedness, early warning, response and reconstruction.” (UNOOSA, 2019)

Sources

"Disaster Management". UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal, UNOOSA. 2017.
http://www.un-spider.org/glossary/disaster-management.
Accessed February 21, 2019.

"United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)". United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UNOOSA. 2019.
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/un-spider/index.html.
Accessed February 21, 2019.

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